Saturday, April 04, 2020

Garden stuff

Jilda and I worked outside for most of the day. I've tried to order potting soil from our local provider because I can pay with a credit card over the phone, and the crew will load it in the truck. But they ran out, and there's no estimated delivery date. So, I went to plan "B."

The tractor has a bucket on the front, so I went into the woods on the back of our property and got several scoops of "woods dirt."  Had Jilda's mom Ruby still been living, that would have been her first recommendation.

It was chilly this morning, but after the sun came out, it got too toasty for us to work. We'll get up in the morning and plant cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, squash, strawberries, potatoes, and sunflowers.

There's a lot of other things that we'll plant as well, but I didn't want to bore you.

Our niece Samantha and her son Jordan are doing a garden too. They are soooo excited. Even though Sam's older brother Haven lives about 12 miles away, he decided to break up a garden spot for his family too.

Today, he and his family came up, and we all sat around outside to enjoy the sun and each other's distant company.

Haven and his wife Alesha have an infant son, Aiden. Alesha laid down in a hammock. She disappeared into the bottom, but young Aiden was alert and didn't miss a thing.


  1. Hooray for gardening - and a bigger hooray for families gardening together.
    Stay well, stay safe.

  2. It was a great day for being outside. It got rather warm here too.
    The baby is darling.

  3. I guess this year we will have tomatoes. I still can't get the right tomato plants. It seems no body knows the name of mama's tomatoes! I keep describing them. One slice made a tomato sandwich and they were delicious.
    I know you guys will have a great garden. Of course my mama would have agreed with the woods dirt.

  4. We had a pretty Saturday too and warm close to 60. No gardening for us until mid May. We tend to get heavy frosts before then. I can't wait to see something growing !

  5. Gardening is a great way to be self sufficient with veggies and fruits and berries and I love gardening and can't wait to start digging in the dirt. Since I didn't worked hard this passed winter, I bet it will be a bit hard on the old back when I start the outdoors work. I just hope that we will be spared a devastating flood this year.

    Stay healthy and hopeful.
    Hugs, Julia


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